Teachers Anthea Penfold: Squashed Anthea was born in 1941 in Guildford, Surrey. She spent her entire school life in residential special schools in Sussex and Kent. More fromAnthea PenfoldEnid BlytonI Could Have ShoneBird TableCut OffA Craft Curriculum Here Anthea describes the impact her teacher had on her confidence. https://howwasschool.allfie.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/squashed.mp3TranscriptI just lost confidence. The English teacher was the one who I hated, who was – who came up – who had a very irrational temper and, you know, she just squashed me utterly. Explore more Explore stories by theme or view the timeline of significant events in education for disabled people A selection of other stories... Learning by RoteHere Belinda describes the teaching method used in her school. Wanting to CryHere Jamie describes the impact of his school environment upon his adult life. Leaving Home Aged ThreeHere Sue talks about the decision to place her in a residential school at the age of three.